SKY BET LEAGUE 2
Tuesday October 19th, 7.45pm
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 3
Kion Etete 34
Sam Hoskins 43
Fraser Horsfall 63
Attendance: 4,123 (including 204 away supporters)
Cobblers: Liam Roberts, Aaron McGowan, Fraser Horsfall, Jon Guthrie, Ali Koiki, Shaun McWilliams (sub Danny Rose 80), Jack Sowerby, Paul Lewis, Sam Hoskins, Kion Etete (sub Nicke Kabamba 80), Mitch Pinnock (sub Dylan Connolly 82)
Subs not used: Charlie Woods, Michael Harriman, Dominic Revan, Scott Pollock
Stevenage: Joseph Anang, Luther James-Wildin, Ben Coker, Jake Reeves, Luke Prosser, Elliott List, Jake Taylor, Luke Norris (sub Jamie Reid 52), Elliot Osborne (sub Bruno Andrade 52), Terence Vancooten, Max Melbourne
Subs not used: Sacha Bastien, Jack Smith, Ross Marshall, Mackey Townsend-West, Sam Tinubu
Referee: Samuel Barrott
Cobblers: Paul Lewis (88, 2nd of the season)
Stevenage: Jake Reeves (12), Terence Vancooten (54), Jamie Reid (56), Ben Coker (73)
5 cautions on or before 19 games; 1 match suspension
10 cautions on or before 37 games; 2 match suspension
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension
Sendings off: 2 cautions in one game; 1 match suspension but cautions do not count towards above totals. Other sendings off; 1 or 3 match suspension. Extra match ban for additional sendings off.
Jon Brady named the same side for a third consecutive game as the Cobblers took on Stevenage under the lights at Sixfields.
On a wet and blustery night in Northampton, conditions were proving tough for both sides with clear cut chances hard to come by.
The Cobblers made the breakthrough on 34 minutes however, following good work from Paul Lewis, Mitch Pinnock played in Kion Etete whose low shot proved too much for Joseph Anang.
Sam Hoskins then doubled the home side’s lead before half-time, Anang unable to keep out Hoskins follow-up effort after an initial save to deny Pinnock.
Stevenage made a double change not long into the second half with Bruno Andrade and Jamie Reid replacing Elliot Osborne and Luke Norris.
Fraser Horsfall headed the Cobblers third goal on 63 minutes, the central defender rising superbly to connect with Pinnock’s perfectly delivered in-swinging corner kick.
Liam Roberts saved comfortably from Andrade before Nicke Kabamba and Danny Rose came on for Kion Etete and Shaun McWilliams. Pinnock then made way for Dylan Connolly in the Cobblers final change.
Paul Lewis saw a powerful header deflected behind as Town pressed for a fourth goal but it finished 3-0 as Brady’s side recorded back-to-back wins.
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 5
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 3
CORNERS: (2) 9
FOULS: (5) 10
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 3
STEVENAGE MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (1) 2
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (0) 0
CORNERS: (2) 5
FOULS: (5) 10
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 1
GOLDEN GOAL PEEL & REVEAL TIMES: 33:25, 42:47, 62:11